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How To Make Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

How To Make Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

This homemade cold brew recipe is really easy, delicious, and requires few ingredients and gadgets. Just plan a bit ahead because it does require a day or so to sit; we suggest making it in the afternoon or evening if you want it ready by the a.m. Plus, one recipe makes you 4 servings of concentrated cold brew that keeps its flavor even when you add ice. Your summer caffeine fix on the cheap. It’s a win-win!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 12-18 hours
Total Time: 12-18 hours

Servings: 4 servings

Photo by Katherine Baker

What You’ll Need:
2/3 cup ground coffee
3 cups water
Large container
Ice
Coffee filter
Colander

Directions:

1. Combine ground coffee and water in a large pitcher, container, or French press.
2. Cover the container with a tight-fitting lid and let sit at room temperature for 12-18 hours. Don’t worry about germs without refrigeration; the high acid content of the coffee will prevent anything bad from growing.

Photo by Katherine Baker

3. After 12-18 hours, strain the coffee through a colander or through the French press.

Photo by Katherine Baker

4. Strain coffee again.

Photo by Katherine Baker

5. Pour your desired amount of coffee into a glass and add ice. You can also add milk, soymilk, sugar or whatever else your heart desires.
6. Store the rest of the concentrate in the fridge, where it will be good for about 10 days.

Photo by Katherine Baker

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Easy Instant Iced Coffee

This instant iced coffee recipe is a game changer! I have made this every day for 6 years and I never tire of it. If you love to drink iced coffee, this will change your life! Learn how to make iced coffee in less than a minute!

When I first started my blog almost 6 years ago, the very first recipe that I shared was this iced coffee recipe.

I had only tried it for the first time a few months ago, and it was safe to say that I was head over heels in love.

This recipe quite literally changed my life.

I have drank this instant coffee multiple times a day for six years now and never get sick of it.

I&rsquoll admit, before I tried this iced coffee recipe, I actually was not a regular coffee drinker.

I didn&rsquot like hot coffee, didn&rsquot want to pay for coffee at Starbucks, and had never found a way to make delicious cold coffee at home.

I&rsquom convinced that 99% of people don&rsquot know about this iced coffee hack that has changed my life.

I honestly prefer making this coffee to buying coffee anywhere out, as I can customize it to be as strong as I want and use healthier creamer options that don&rsquot leave me feeling bad.

If you were to offer me any coffee from any place, I would still pick this one.

My personal favorite creamers to use are soy milk and almond creamers.

They are super creamy and less sugary than other traditional creamers.

I am sitting here enjoying my first homemade iced coffee, thank you!! It&rsquos as good as anything from Starbucks and so easy!! I thought it would take hot water and lots of ice, but nope!! Yay. This is a game changer, thanks so much. &ndash Lana

They are sweet enough and taste yummy, but aren&rsquot packed full of sugar and artificial flavor.

You&rsquoll be surprised how simple this little trick is, but once I discovered it I&rsquove been making iced coffee a LOT more frequently because of how easy it is!

Thank you for this life changer! I have tried to make good iced coffee for years and it has always been hit or miss. Cold brew, hot brew over ice, etc. Stumbled across your recipe&helliphad doubts&helliptried it anyway. Absolutely delicious! No more prepping in advance. Instant perfection. &ndash Kathy


Easy Instant Iced Coffee

This instant iced coffee recipe is a game changer! I have made this every day for 6 years and I never tire of it. If you love to drink iced coffee, this will change your life! Learn how to make iced coffee in less than a minute!

When I first started my blog almost 6 years ago, the very first recipe that I shared was this iced coffee recipe.

I had only tried it for the first time a few months ago, and it was safe to say that I was head over heels in love.

This recipe quite literally changed my life.

I have drank this instant coffee multiple times a day for six years now and never get sick of it.

I&rsquoll admit, before I tried this iced coffee recipe, I actually was not a regular coffee drinker.

I didn&rsquot like hot coffee, didn&rsquot want to pay for coffee at Starbucks, and had never found a way to make delicious cold coffee at home.

I&rsquom convinced that 99% of people don&rsquot know about this iced coffee hack that has changed my life.

I honestly prefer making this coffee to buying coffee anywhere out, as I can customize it to be as strong as I want and use healthier creamer options that don&rsquot leave me feeling bad.

If you were to offer me any coffee from any place, I would still pick this one.

My personal favorite creamers to use are soy milk and almond creamers.

They are super creamy and less sugary than other traditional creamers.

I am sitting here enjoying my first homemade iced coffee, thank you!! It&rsquos as good as anything from Starbucks and so easy!! I thought it would take hot water and lots of ice, but nope!! Yay. This is a game changer, thanks so much. &ndash Lana

They are sweet enough and taste yummy, but aren&rsquot packed full of sugar and artificial flavor.

You&rsquoll be surprised how simple this little trick is, but once I discovered it I&rsquove been making iced coffee a LOT more frequently because of how easy it is!

Thank you for this life changer! I have tried to make good iced coffee for years and it has always been hit or miss. Cold brew, hot brew over ice, etc. Stumbled across your recipe&helliphad doubts&helliptried it anyway. Absolutely delicious! No more prepping in advance. Instant perfection. &ndash Kathy


Easy Instant Iced Coffee

This instant iced coffee recipe is a game changer! I have made this every day for 6 years and I never tire of it. If you love to drink iced coffee, this will change your life! Learn how to make iced coffee in less than a minute!

When I first started my blog almost 6 years ago, the very first recipe that I shared was this iced coffee recipe.

I had only tried it for the first time a few months ago, and it was safe to say that I was head over heels in love.

This recipe quite literally changed my life.

I have drank this instant coffee multiple times a day for six years now and never get sick of it.

I&rsquoll admit, before I tried this iced coffee recipe, I actually was not a regular coffee drinker.

I didn&rsquot like hot coffee, didn&rsquot want to pay for coffee at Starbucks, and had never found a way to make delicious cold coffee at home.

I&rsquom convinced that 99% of people don&rsquot know about this iced coffee hack that has changed my life.

I honestly prefer making this coffee to buying coffee anywhere out, as I can customize it to be as strong as I want and use healthier creamer options that don&rsquot leave me feeling bad.

If you were to offer me any coffee from any place, I would still pick this one.

My personal favorite creamers to use are soy milk and almond creamers.

They are super creamy and less sugary than other traditional creamers.

I am sitting here enjoying my first homemade iced coffee, thank you!! It&rsquos as good as anything from Starbucks and so easy!! I thought it would take hot water and lots of ice, but nope!! Yay. This is a game changer, thanks so much. &ndash Lana

They are sweet enough and taste yummy, but aren&rsquot packed full of sugar and artificial flavor.

You&rsquoll be surprised how simple this little trick is, but once I discovered it I&rsquove been making iced coffee a LOT more frequently because of how easy it is!

Thank you for this life changer! I have tried to make good iced coffee for years and it has always been hit or miss. Cold brew, hot brew over ice, etc. Stumbled across your recipe&helliphad doubts&helliptried it anyway. Absolutely delicious! No more prepping in advance. Instant perfection. &ndash Kathy


Easy Instant Iced Coffee

This instant iced coffee recipe is a game changer! I have made this every day for 6 years and I never tire of it. If you love to drink iced coffee, this will change your life! Learn how to make iced coffee in less than a minute!

When I first started my blog almost 6 years ago, the very first recipe that I shared was this iced coffee recipe.

I had only tried it for the first time a few months ago, and it was safe to say that I was head over heels in love.

This recipe quite literally changed my life.

I have drank this instant coffee multiple times a day for six years now and never get sick of it.

I&rsquoll admit, before I tried this iced coffee recipe, I actually was not a regular coffee drinker.

I didn&rsquot like hot coffee, didn&rsquot want to pay for coffee at Starbucks, and had never found a way to make delicious cold coffee at home.

I&rsquom convinced that 99% of people don&rsquot know about this iced coffee hack that has changed my life.

I honestly prefer making this coffee to buying coffee anywhere out, as I can customize it to be as strong as I want and use healthier creamer options that don&rsquot leave me feeling bad.

If you were to offer me any coffee from any place, I would still pick this one.

My personal favorite creamers to use are soy milk and almond creamers.

They are super creamy and less sugary than other traditional creamers.

I am sitting here enjoying my first homemade iced coffee, thank you!! It&rsquos as good as anything from Starbucks and so easy!! I thought it would take hot water and lots of ice, but nope!! Yay. This is a game changer, thanks so much. &ndash Lana

They are sweet enough and taste yummy, but aren&rsquot packed full of sugar and artificial flavor.

You&rsquoll be surprised how simple this little trick is, but once I discovered it I&rsquove been making iced coffee a LOT more frequently because of how easy it is!

Thank you for this life changer! I have tried to make good iced coffee for years and it has always been hit or miss. Cold brew, hot brew over ice, etc. Stumbled across your recipe&helliphad doubts&helliptried it anyway. Absolutely delicious! No more prepping in advance. Instant perfection. &ndash Kathy


Easy Instant Iced Coffee

This instant iced coffee recipe is a game changer! I have made this every day for 6 years and I never tire of it. If you love to drink iced coffee, this will change your life! Learn how to make iced coffee in less than a minute!

When I first started my blog almost 6 years ago, the very first recipe that I shared was this iced coffee recipe.

I had only tried it for the first time a few months ago, and it was safe to say that I was head over heels in love.

This recipe quite literally changed my life.

I have drank this instant coffee multiple times a day for six years now and never get sick of it.

I&rsquoll admit, before I tried this iced coffee recipe, I actually was not a regular coffee drinker.

I didn&rsquot like hot coffee, didn&rsquot want to pay for coffee at Starbucks, and had never found a way to make delicious cold coffee at home.

I&rsquom convinced that 99% of people don&rsquot know about this iced coffee hack that has changed my life.

I honestly prefer making this coffee to buying coffee anywhere out, as I can customize it to be as strong as I want and use healthier creamer options that don&rsquot leave me feeling bad.

If you were to offer me any coffee from any place, I would still pick this one.

My personal favorite creamers to use are soy milk and almond creamers.

They are super creamy and less sugary than other traditional creamers.

I am sitting here enjoying my first homemade iced coffee, thank you!! It&rsquos as good as anything from Starbucks and so easy!! I thought it would take hot water and lots of ice, but nope!! Yay. This is a game changer, thanks so much. &ndash Lana

They are sweet enough and taste yummy, but aren&rsquot packed full of sugar and artificial flavor.

You&rsquoll be surprised how simple this little trick is, but once I discovered it I&rsquove been making iced coffee a LOT more frequently because of how easy it is!

Thank you for this life changer! I have tried to make good iced coffee for years and it has always been hit or miss. Cold brew, hot brew over ice, etc. Stumbled across your recipe&helliphad doubts&helliptried it anyway. Absolutely delicious! No more prepping in advance. Instant perfection. &ndash Kathy


Easy Instant Iced Coffee

This instant iced coffee recipe is a game changer! I have made this every day for 6 years and I never tire of it. If you love to drink iced coffee, this will change your life! Learn how to make iced coffee in less than a minute!

When I first started my blog almost 6 years ago, the very first recipe that I shared was this iced coffee recipe.

I had only tried it for the first time a few months ago, and it was safe to say that I was head over heels in love.

This recipe quite literally changed my life.

I have drank this instant coffee multiple times a day for six years now and never get sick of it.

I&rsquoll admit, before I tried this iced coffee recipe, I actually was not a regular coffee drinker.

I didn&rsquot like hot coffee, didn&rsquot want to pay for coffee at Starbucks, and had never found a way to make delicious cold coffee at home.

I&rsquom convinced that 99% of people don&rsquot know about this iced coffee hack that has changed my life.

I honestly prefer making this coffee to buying coffee anywhere out, as I can customize it to be as strong as I want and use healthier creamer options that don&rsquot leave me feeling bad.

If you were to offer me any coffee from any place, I would still pick this one.

My personal favorite creamers to use are soy milk and almond creamers.

They are super creamy and less sugary than other traditional creamers.

I am sitting here enjoying my first homemade iced coffee, thank you!! It&rsquos as good as anything from Starbucks and so easy!! I thought it would take hot water and lots of ice, but nope!! Yay. This is a game changer, thanks so much. &ndash Lana

They are sweet enough and taste yummy, but aren&rsquot packed full of sugar and artificial flavor.

You&rsquoll be surprised how simple this little trick is, but once I discovered it I&rsquove been making iced coffee a LOT more frequently because of how easy it is!

Thank you for this life changer! I have tried to make good iced coffee for years and it has always been hit or miss. Cold brew, hot brew over ice, etc. Stumbled across your recipe&helliphad doubts&helliptried it anyway. Absolutely delicious! No more prepping in advance. Instant perfection. &ndash Kathy


Easy Instant Iced Coffee

This instant iced coffee recipe is a game changer! I have made this every day for 6 years and I never tire of it. If you love to drink iced coffee, this will change your life! Learn how to make iced coffee in less than a minute!

When I first started my blog almost 6 years ago, the very first recipe that I shared was this iced coffee recipe.

I had only tried it for the first time a few months ago, and it was safe to say that I was head over heels in love.

This recipe quite literally changed my life.

I have drank this instant coffee multiple times a day for six years now and never get sick of it.

I&rsquoll admit, before I tried this iced coffee recipe, I actually was not a regular coffee drinker.

I didn&rsquot like hot coffee, didn&rsquot want to pay for coffee at Starbucks, and had never found a way to make delicious cold coffee at home.

I&rsquom convinced that 99% of people don&rsquot know about this iced coffee hack that has changed my life.

I honestly prefer making this coffee to buying coffee anywhere out, as I can customize it to be as strong as I want and use healthier creamer options that don&rsquot leave me feeling bad.

If you were to offer me any coffee from any place, I would still pick this one.

My personal favorite creamers to use are soy milk and almond creamers.

They are super creamy and less sugary than other traditional creamers.

I am sitting here enjoying my first homemade iced coffee, thank you!! It&rsquos as good as anything from Starbucks and so easy!! I thought it would take hot water and lots of ice, but nope!! Yay. This is a game changer, thanks so much. &ndash Lana

They are sweet enough and taste yummy, but aren&rsquot packed full of sugar and artificial flavor.

You&rsquoll be surprised how simple this little trick is, but once I discovered it I&rsquove been making iced coffee a LOT more frequently because of how easy it is!

Thank you for this life changer! I have tried to make good iced coffee for years and it has always been hit or miss. Cold brew, hot brew over ice, etc. Stumbled across your recipe&helliphad doubts&helliptried it anyway. Absolutely delicious! No more prepping in advance. Instant perfection. &ndash Kathy


Easy Instant Iced Coffee

This instant iced coffee recipe is a game changer! I have made this every day for 6 years and I never tire of it. If you love to drink iced coffee, this will change your life! Learn how to make iced coffee in less than a minute!

When I first started my blog almost 6 years ago, the very first recipe that I shared was this iced coffee recipe.

I had only tried it for the first time a few months ago, and it was safe to say that I was head over heels in love.

This recipe quite literally changed my life.

I have drank this instant coffee multiple times a day for six years now and never get sick of it.

I&rsquoll admit, before I tried this iced coffee recipe, I actually was not a regular coffee drinker.

I didn&rsquot like hot coffee, didn&rsquot want to pay for coffee at Starbucks, and had never found a way to make delicious cold coffee at home.

I&rsquom convinced that 99% of people don&rsquot know about this iced coffee hack that has changed my life.

I honestly prefer making this coffee to buying coffee anywhere out, as I can customize it to be as strong as I want and use healthier creamer options that don&rsquot leave me feeling bad.

If you were to offer me any coffee from any place, I would still pick this one.

My personal favorite creamers to use are soy milk and almond creamers.

They are super creamy and less sugary than other traditional creamers.

I am sitting here enjoying my first homemade iced coffee, thank you!! It&rsquos as good as anything from Starbucks and so easy!! I thought it would take hot water and lots of ice, but nope!! Yay. This is a game changer, thanks so much. &ndash Lana

They are sweet enough and taste yummy, but aren&rsquot packed full of sugar and artificial flavor.

You&rsquoll be surprised how simple this little trick is, but once I discovered it I&rsquove been making iced coffee a LOT more frequently because of how easy it is!

Thank you for this life changer! I have tried to make good iced coffee for years and it has always been hit or miss. Cold brew, hot brew over ice, etc. Stumbled across your recipe&helliphad doubts&helliptried it anyway. Absolutely delicious! No more prepping in advance. Instant perfection. &ndash Kathy


Easy Instant Iced Coffee

This instant iced coffee recipe is a game changer! I have made this every day for 6 years and I never tire of it. If you love to drink iced coffee, this will change your life! Learn how to make iced coffee in less than a minute!

When I first started my blog almost 6 years ago, the very first recipe that I shared was this iced coffee recipe.

I had only tried it for the first time a few months ago, and it was safe to say that I was head over heels in love.

This recipe quite literally changed my life.

I have drank this instant coffee multiple times a day for six years now and never get sick of it.

I&rsquoll admit, before I tried this iced coffee recipe, I actually was not a regular coffee drinker.

I didn&rsquot like hot coffee, didn&rsquot want to pay for coffee at Starbucks, and had never found a way to make delicious cold coffee at home.

I&rsquom convinced that 99% of people don&rsquot know about this iced coffee hack that has changed my life.

I honestly prefer making this coffee to buying coffee anywhere out, as I can customize it to be as strong as I want and use healthier creamer options that don&rsquot leave me feeling bad.

If you were to offer me any coffee from any place, I would still pick this one.

My personal favorite creamers to use are soy milk and almond creamers.

They are super creamy and less sugary than other traditional creamers.

I am sitting here enjoying my first homemade iced coffee, thank you!! It&rsquos as good as anything from Starbucks and so easy!! I thought it would take hot water and lots of ice, but nope!! Yay. This is a game changer, thanks so much. &ndash Lana

They are sweet enough and taste yummy, but aren&rsquot packed full of sugar and artificial flavor.

You&rsquoll be surprised how simple this little trick is, but once I discovered it I&rsquove been making iced coffee a LOT more frequently because of how easy it is!

Thank you for this life changer! I have tried to make good iced coffee for years and it has always been hit or miss. Cold brew, hot brew over ice, etc. Stumbled across your recipe&helliphad doubts&helliptried it anyway. Absolutely delicious! No more prepping in advance. Instant perfection. &ndash Kathy


Easy Instant Iced Coffee

This instant iced coffee recipe is a game changer! I have made this every day for 6 years and I never tire of it. If you love to drink iced coffee, this will change your life! Learn how to make iced coffee in less than a minute!

When I first started my blog almost 6 years ago, the very first recipe that I shared was this iced coffee recipe.

I had only tried it for the first time a few months ago, and it was safe to say that I was head over heels in love.

This recipe quite literally changed my life.

I have drank this instant coffee multiple times a day for six years now and never get sick of it.

I&rsquoll admit, before I tried this iced coffee recipe, I actually was not a regular coffee drinker.

I didn&rsquot like hot coffee, didn&rsquot want to pay for coffee at Starbucks, and had never found a way to make delicious cold coffee at home.

I&rsquom convinced that 99% of people don&rsquot know about this iced coffee hack that has changed my life.

I honestly prefer making this coffee to buying coffee anywhere out, as I can customize it to be as strong as I want and use healthier creamer options that don&rsquot leave me feeling bad.

If you were to offer me any coffee from any place, I would still pick this one.

My personal favorite creamers to use are soy milk and almond creamers.

They are super creamy and less sugary than other traditional creamers.

I am sitting here enjoying my first homemade iced coffee, thank you!! It&rsquos as good as anything from Starbucks and so easy!! I thought it would take hot water and lots of ice, but nope!! Yay. This is a game changer, thanks so much. &ndash Lana

They are sweet enough and taste yummy, but aren&rsquot packed full of sugar and artificial flavor.

You&rsquoll be surprised how simple this little trick is, but once I discovered it I&rsquove been making iced coffee a LOT more frequently because of how easy it is!

Thank you for this life changer! I have tried to make good iced coffee for years and it has always been hit or miss. Cold brew, hot brew over ice, etc. Stumbled across your recipe&helliphad doubts&helliptried it anyway. Absolutely delicious! No more prepping in advance. Instant perfection. &ndash Kathy